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Scientist’s mission: Scan every fish on the planet

Apr 18, 2017
Adam Summers

In a tiny island laboratory in the northwesternmost corner of Washington, one marine biologist is on a mission: Scan every known fish species in the world.

It’s a painstaking and smelly task, but one that promises to fundamentally change the way scientists and educators look at marine anatomy.


With millions in federal and state funding, Rochester is poised to become a photonics research and manufacturing hub.

And with thousands of new jobs possible, local colleges are preparing their students now to build their careers in the industry.

At Monroe Community College, many more students are enrolling in the optics program.


Newburgh, New York, often makes national lists as one of the worst places to live, especially for young men. 

That’s why an alternative all-boys middle school partnered with Mohonk Preserve, part of the Shawangunk Mountains, just a few miles north in Gardiner. The students from the San Miguel Academy of Newburgh participate in a program aimed at teaching junior high school kids STEM skills using the natural environment.

Jenna Flanagan / WMHT

Ahead of the upcoming Paris Climate Change Conference, Hudson Valley Environmentalists invited the public to join them in a public stance against climate change on the Walkway over the Hudson.

The former railroad turned pedestrian bridge spans the Hudson from Ulster to Dutchess counties. It’s now a state park and for New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, the perfect place to engage the public.

Landscaping with Goats. Yeah, it's a Thing.

Sep 16, 2015
Photo: Lou Blouin


Last year, Deirdre Price moved from her urban, super-dense Pittsburgh northside neighborhood to a slightly suburban one in the South Hills. Like a lot of people, she moved for the yard. In Mexican War Streets, she had a postage stamp-sized lot. In Brookline, she’s basically got the urban equivalent of a back forty. But calling Price's new backyard a "yard" might be just a little bit generous.

“So we basically got five lots—three and a half are a hillside that is completely covered with bramble and brush and poison ivy,” Price says, laughing.